Library opening times

Please note that the lift in The Sir Michael Cobham Library is currently out of order. Our team at the Help Zone can arrange for books to be fetched from the upper floors if necessary during the staffed hours shown below. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Summer vacation - Saturday 25 June to Friday 16 September

The Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus

Your ID card is required for access after 5pm on weekdays and over the weekend during our opening times

Day Library building Staffed service at Help Zone  
Monday - Friday  8am - 8pm 9am - 5pm
Saturday  10am - 4pm No staffed service
Sunday Closed Closed
Bank holiday -
​Monday 29 August
Closed Closed

Weston Library (Bournemouth Gateway Building), Lansdowne Campus

Day Library area Staffed service at Help Zone 
Monday - Friday  Open 24/7  9am - 5pm
Saturdays, Sundays and 
​Bank Holidays 
Open 24/7 No staffed service

If you can't visit the Library in person you can contact us on Library Chat, email us at [email protected] or phone us on +44 (0)1202 965959. These services are staffed Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Or look at our Library FAQs here.

For IT support, please telephone +44 (0)1202 965515 or Freephone 0808 196 2332 (both available 24/7)


Normal term time opening 

The Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus

Your ID card is required for access after 5pm on weekdays and over the weekend during our opening times

Day Library building Staffed service at Help Zone  
Monday - Friday  8am - midnight 9am - 5pm
Saturday  10am - 6pm No staffed service
Sunday 10am - 10pm No staffed service

Weston Library (Bournemouth Gateway Building), Lansdowne Campus

Day Library area Staffed service at Help Zone 
Monday - Friday  Open 24/7  9am - 5pm
Saturdays, Sundays and 
​Bank Holidays 
Open 24/7 No staffed service